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Discover Vietnam history through the Phu Dong Temple
Updated at Monday, 14 Aug 2017, 10:40
The Phu Dong Temple is in Phu Dong Village, Gia Lam District, Hanoi, Vietnam. The Temple was first built by King Hung Vuong VI, then rebuilt in the 11th Century A.D by King Ly Thai To, after he moved the capital city from Hoa Lu - Ninh Binh to Thang Long (Hanoi now). Phu Dong Temple is dedicated to a Vietnamese National Hero - Saint Giong (Thanh Giong), who defeated the invaders and went back to heaven after the country was liberated.
To commemorate the great work of Saint Giong, King Hung Vuong VI built a temple for him in Phu Dong Village. There is a series of ponds and lakes along the area that the locals say from the footprints of Saint Giong's horse; the bamboos in the area got the golden color due to fire spat out by the horse. There is even a village called Chay (Burned down Village) which was burned down by fire from the horse charging into the enemy...
Phu Dong Temple Festival has held annually on the 9th of the 4th lunar month, the day Saint Giong went to heaven. Le festival participated by 1200 - 1300 villagers for recreating the scenes of the battles that Saint Giong fought earlier. On 16-November-2010, UNESCO inscribed the Phu Dong Temple Festival (Giong Festival) to be a World Intangible Heritage and the certificate was officially delivered to Phu Dong Village on 22-January - 2011.

 
Two stone dragons at the entrance to the Phu Dong Temple.
Two stone dragons at the entrance to the Phu Dong Temple.
Locals later built the Phu Dong Temple in the neighborhood to pay tribute to the young hero.
Locals later built the Phu Dong Temple in the neighborhood to pay tribute to the young hero.
The temple, the Ha Shrine, which was erected to pay homage to Thanh Giong’s mother, and Huong Hai and Kien Son Pagodas, make an alluring relic complex.
The temple, the Ha Shrine, which was erected to pay homage to Thanh Giong’s mother, and Huong Hai and Kien Son Pagodas, make an alluring relic complex.
A spurt in tourists’ interest is perhaps put down to the UNESCO recognition as a world intangible heritage which was given to the Giong Festival in November 2010.
A spurt in tourists’ interest is perhaps put down to the UNESCO recognition as a world intangible heritage which was given to the Giong Festival in November 2010.
Held around the fourth lunar month each year, or around May, at the Phu Dong and Soc Temples, located in Gia Lam and Soc Son districts respectively, the festival boasts diverse activities in tribute to Thanh Giong.
Held around the fourth lunar month each year, or around May, at the Phu Dong and Soc Temples, located in Gia Lam and Soc Son districts respectively, the festival boasts diverse activities in tribute to Thanh Giong.
Phu Dong Temple Festival has held annually on the 9th of the 4th lunar month, the day Saint Giong went to heaven. Le festival participated by 1200 - 1300 villagers for recreating the scenes of the battles that Saint Giong fought earlier.
Phu Dong Temple Festival has held annually on the 9th of the 4th lunar month, the day Saint Giong went to heaven. Le festival participated by 1200 - 1300 villagers for recreating the scenes of the battles that Saint Giong fought earlier.
After a countryside market session, locals gather for some rest at the foot of the Phu Dong Temple.
After a countryside market session, locals gather for some rest at the foot of the Phu Dong Temple.
An ancient well overgrown with moss is seen inside the Phu Dong Temple.
An ancient well overgrown with moss is seen inside the Phu Dong Temple.
The Phu Dong Temple is in Phu Dong Village, Gia Lam District, Hanoi, Vietnam.
The Phu Dong Temple is in Phu Dong Village, Gia Lam District, Hanoi, Vietnam.
The Temple was first built by King Hung Vuong VI, then rebuilt in the 11th Century A.D by King Ly Thai To, after he moved the capital city from Hoa Lu - Ninh Binh to Thang Long (Hanoi now).
The Temple was first built by King Hung Vuong VI, then rebuilt in the 11th Century A.D by King Ly Thai To, after he moved the capital city from Hoa Lu - Ninh Binh to Thang Long (Hanoi now).
Besides Phu Dong Temple, Hanoi has four other places that have been named as special national relics. They are Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son temple complex, Tay Dang communal house, and the temples of Hat Mon and the Trung Sisters.
Besides Phu Dong Temple, Hanoi has four other places that have been named as special national relics. They are Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son temple complex, Tay Dang communal house, and the temples of Hat Mon and the Trung Sisters.

 
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